back·​saw ˈbak-ˌsȯ How to pronounce backsaw (audio)
: a saw with a metal rib along its back

Examples of backsaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, lay out the angled shoulder and cut the finished tenon with a sharp backsaw [21]. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backsaw was in 1822

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“Backsaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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